2005N-0279 Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC399
Submitter : Ms. Carol Meier Date & Time: 09/09/2005 06:09:52
Organization : Ms. Carol Meier
Category : Health Professional
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
As a health care provider and a celiac with children who are celiacs, I encourage you to NOT adopt a zero tolerance for labeling a product gluten free. The European standards have worked well in Europe, and I can testify first hand that the imported products that my family uses do not cauase problems for us. With teenagers, it is imperative to have a large variety of products available to us. In fact, limiting the choices and variety of products could have a negative effect on their health. Without options they may edge toward 'cheating' with foods containing gluten.

Sincerely,
Carol Meier, RN, MSN